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Offering the Region’s Most Advanced Neurosurgical Care

Learn More About Neurosurgery at South Shore Health System

South Shore Health’s Neurosurgery Division treats patients with a variety of neurological disorders including brain and spine tumors, trauma, degenerative spine disorders and hydrocephalus.

Our specialists collaborate closely with others in our Health System including neurologists, neuro-radiologists, physiatrists, orthopedists, pain specialists physical and occupational therapists, and primary care doctors to ensure our patients get the best possible outcome. Our neurosurgeons are specialists in elective surgeries that relieve back pain and restore function. And, as the first and only Level II Trauma Center in Southeastern Massachusetts, we’re equipped to handle brain and spinal trauma and can perform complex spinal and cranial surgery when every second counts.

Conditions We Treat

  • Brain tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Adult onset hydrocephalus
  • Head trauma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Chiari malformation
  • Concussion
  • Herniated cervical disc
  • Herniated lumbar disc
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Spinal fracture
  • Tumors of the spine
  • Sports-related head and spine injury
  • Advanced chronic pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve palsy

Treatments We Offer

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Brain surgery with neuronavigation
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt for adult hydrocephalus
  •  Image-guided cervical fusion
  • Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain
  • Intrathecal Baclofen pump for muscle spasticity
  • Cervical disc replacements
  • Laminectomy procedures
  • Endoscopic lumbar discectomy
  • Minimally invasive lumbar fusion

Meet the Team at South Shore NeuroSpine

Dr. Stephen Johnson, Neurosurgeon, South Shore NeuroSpine

Stephen H Johnson, MD

Neurological Surgery
Dr. Jason Rahal, Neurosurgeon, South Shore NeuroSpine

Jason P Rahal, MD

Neurological Surgery
Kate Bills Woods, PA-C, South Shore NeuroSpine

Katharine L Bills Woods, PAC

Neurological Surgery
Megan Lee, PA-C, South Shore NeuroSpine

Megan E Lee, PAC

Critical Care
Neurological Surgery